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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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Survey of 2008 & 2012 Presidential campaign websites

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Andy Martin: Strongly opposed to abortion.
    Virgil Goode: Zero funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Gary Johnson: No federal funding for stem cell research.
Budget & Economy
    Roseanne Barr: Federal Reserve stole our money and our future.
    Virgil Goode: Balance the budget now, not in 10 years, by cutting agencies.
Civil Rights
    Roseanne Barr: Laws should not restrict people on whom they can love.
    Roseanne Barr: Racial profiling is not American.
    Barack Obama: Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.
    Barack Obama: No federal laws should hinder state-based same-sex marriage.
    Virgil Goode: No gay marriage; no gay civil unions.
    Buddy Roemer: Protect sexual preference; decide gay marriage by each state.
    Rocky Anderson: End the legal concept of corporate "personhood".
    Virgil Goode: Capital punishment for certain murders.
    Gary Johnson: 1994: Proponent of death penalty, but willing to debate it.
    Gary Johnson: Death penalty as a public policy is flawed.
    Roseanne Barr: End all Drug Wars; stop monopoly of subsidized prisons.
    Roseanne Barr: Forgive all student loans; they're debt slavery.
    Virgil Goode: End the federal Department of Education.
    Buddy Roemer: Competition & choice are antidotes to flab & irrelevance.
Energy & Oil
    Andy Martin: Strongly oppose cap-and-trade.
    Virgil Goode: Drill in Alaska, in continental US, and off our coasts.
    Roseanne Barr: Corporations befoul our food and water supply.
    Ron Paul: Eliminate the ineffective EPA.
    Mitt Romney: Replace "green jobs" program with American competitiveness.
Families & Children
    Michele Bachmann: Leading advocate for foster and adopted children.
Foreign Policy
    Andy Martin: I understand and believe in American Exceptionalism.
    Roseanne Barr: Self-determination and right of return for Palestinians.
    Virgil Goode: Curtail expenditures to the United Nations.
    Gary Johnson: No foreign aid spending unless it protects U.S. interests.
Free Trade
    Virgil Goode: No North American Union; preserve our sovereignty.
Government Reform
    Andy Martin: Operation Greylord: led to 80 corrupt judiciary convictions.
    Roseanne Barr: Ballot Access in all 50 states; end Electoral College.
    Virgil Goode: Term limits for US House & Senate.
Gun Control
    Andy Martin: Strongly support First and Second Amendment.
    Virgil Goode: Co-chair of the Second Amendment Caucus.
Health Care
    Virgil Goode: End ObamaCare; support tort reform.
Homeland Security
    Andy Martin: I believe in strong national defense.
    Roseanne Barr: Military Industrial Complex is our shadow government.
    Virgil Goode: Cut defense spending, but not veterans benefits.
    Gary Johnson: Let the PATRIOT Act expire; respect habeas corpus.
    Gary Johnson: Due process at Guantanamo; no torture of terrorist suspects.
    Buddy Roemer: No more "oil duty" for Marines: stronger but more focused.
    Buddy Roemer: Patriot Act ok after full debate and temporary modifications.
    Virgil Goode: Stop illegal aliens & terrorists on our Southern border.
    Virgil Goode: End anchor babies and reduce legal immigration.
    Jill Stein: Provide a legal path to citizenship for immigrant residents.
    Gary Johnson: 2 year grace period for illegals to get work visas.
    Gary Johnson: 1 strike & you're out for legal immigrants who violate terms.
    Buddy Roemer: The border needs to be sealed, with no amnesty.
Social Security
    Virgil Goode: Preserve and protect Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Virgil Goode: Eliminate the Death Tax; institute modified FairTax.
    Rick Santorum: Moon base is fiscal insanity.
    Rick Santorum: Moon colony is fiscal insanity during debt crisis.
War & Peace
    Andy Martin: Strong opponent of Iraq invasion beginning in 2002.
    Virgil Goode: Come home from Afghanistan now.
    Jill Stein: End the Oil Wars.
    Buddy Roemer: Avoid occupying foreign lands: too expensive & too deadly.

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